Welcome to the Academy's Library of Teaching Resources!
This library provides resources to support effective teaching at the Academy of Art University.
Below is an index to help you find what you're looking for. You can also navigate using the Space Shortcuts and the Page Tree on the left. Or use the Search tool to explore further. (Learn more about what's available here by watching our tutorial.)
|TOPIC||for ALL Instructors||for ONLINE Instructors||for ONSITE Instructors|
|Teaching Standards||Teaching Expectations & Standards||Standards for Online Instructors |
(UPDATED Spring 2019)
|Standards for Onsite Instructors|
|Getting Ready to Teach|
|Presenting Content||Using 'Sticky' Ideas to Create Memorable Lectures & Discussions||Building an Online Class|
|Engaging Students||Engaging Your Absent / Silent / Invisible Online Students||Encouraging Student Engagement|
|Feedback & Critique||Feedback & Critiques||Online Critique & Feedback||Critiques that Keep Students Engaged|
|Grading||Grading Online||Grading Student Work|
|Best Practices||Online Teaching Tips & Best Practices|
|Teaching Challenges||Classroom Teaching Challenges|
|Support for Students||The AAU Classes app includes the campus shuttle schedule, along with course information, online classrooms and student grades. Download for iOS or Android.|
About the Editor
Associate Director, Faculty Evaluation & Coaching
I’ve been training and supporting online teachers at the Academy since 2004. In 2018, I began working with onsite instructors, as well. My focus is on ensuring the success of our teachers. I've developed numerous resources for online instructors, including trainings on Course Development and Teaching Online, workshops (online and in-person), along with this library of teaching materials. I also created and managed the online mentoring program — and I have taught online myself.
I earned a Ph.D. in Folklore & Folklife from the University of Pennsylvania. My particular areas of interest are in traditional art and other aspects of material culture, including foodways, dress and adornment. I also hold a Master's degree from U.C. Berkeley and a B.A. from Stanford University. I have taught numerous courses in folklore, anthropology, American studies, and writing at various institutions, including the University of Pennsylvania, University of Delaware, Drexel University, Indiana University, University of San Francisco, and U.C. Berkeley.
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- By phone: 415-618-3547
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